A 'Conduit for Peace' in his own words, Penn Johnson says these songs flows through him. In 2015, inspired by Todd Snider, Penn hit the road from Pennsylvania and found himself writing his experiences into songs. Since then, dedicated practices of breath work and mindfulness have allowed him to hone his writing skills by using music to weave consciousness through lessons of a modern day merry prankster mixed with the Lorax. Find him around campfires of all shapes and sizes, book him for an intimate house concert, and vibe with him at his new yoga workshop "Let's Ohm About It!"
Penn & The Lost Tribe formed in Austin, Texas during SXSW in March of 2017. Since then, Penn and his tribe have toured extensively and shared the stage with Desert Dwellers, Nathan Feinstein (Iya Terra), Treehouse!, Sun-Dried Vibes, Joey Harkum (Pasadena), Bubba Love, Brandon Hardesty (Bumpin Uglies), One Tribe Movement, SKRIBE, and other artists and performers of all styles and genres at venues, farmers markets, campfires, yoga studios, and festivals from the Northeast US to Colorado to Los Angeles to Austin.
Penn's sound is best described as danceable and conscious spiritual spoken word with gruff vocals, catchy hooks, and upbeat/relaxed percussive strumming. Solo or full band, these songs encourage audience members to reflect, sing, and release their spirits through movement acknowledging our collective consciousness and higher purpose as creatures in service to mother earth. Listen here
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